Aachen to Be Scene of First Jewish Broadcast from Nazi Soil to U.S.

The embattled German city of Aachen will be the scene of the first Jewish broadcast from Nazi soil to the United States when Chaplain Morris A. Frank of General Hodges’ First Army conducts religious services this Sunday morning, October 29, at 9:30 to 9:45 A.M., E.W.T., in a program presented by the American Jewish Committee in collaboration with the National Broadcasting Company.

The program, to be carried over the NBC coast-to-coast network, will come directly to American listeners from the ruins of Aachen’s only synagogue almost six years after the Nazis destroyed it when they vent their special fury against the Jews of the Reich following the assassination of Ernst yon Rath, a minor official in the German legation in Paris, by Herschel Grynszpan on November 7, 1938. Following the broadcast to this country NBC will beam the program back to occupied Germany.

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